What You’ll Need
- Oatmeal container
- Scrapbook paper
- Hole punch
- Chenille sticks
What to Do
- With the lid on, cover an oatmeal container with scrapbook paper.
- Cut stars from cardstock and punch a hole in each. Curl chenille sticks, and add a star to the end of each one.
- Poke holes in the lid. Push a chenille stick through each hole.
- Cut a cardstock circle slightly larger than the diameter of the container. Glue to the bottom of the container.
Extend the Fun
For younger kids: If stars are too difficult to cut out, cut free-form circles. Use crayons to decorate the circles on both sides before slipping them on the straws. Is someone in your family celebrating a birthday? Write his age on each circle to commemorate the day.
For older kids: Look for ways to put your artistic skills to work. Volunteer to make these decorative table toppers for an outdoor picnic, wedding, baby shower, going-away party, or luncheon at a club or place of worship. Choose chenille sticks to match the event’s color scheme.
Craft by Sheila M. Hausbeck; text by Mary Sears.